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Saturday, January 28, 2012

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Have Art Class

Project Day usually consists of 1 Grammie, 3 Moms, and 7 kids. This year, all three of the moms are pregnant. On Tuesday, we almost had to cancel Project Day because one of the Moms was placed on bed rest and another Mom was in the hospital with a kidney stone. The poor Grammie was pulled in several different directions, trying to help everyone at once. It seemed that Project Day would have to be sacrificed.

This decision made sense to the Mommies and Grammie involved, but it did NOT make sense to the kids. "What? No Project Day?" They made is seem akin to the British people giving up and caving in during the Battle of Britain. When faced with that sort of determination, we had to try to do SOMETHING!

So, those of us among the "able to walk" congregated at the home of the "bed resting" (the "kidney-stoned" stayed at the hospital and continued to suffer) and had another painting lesson. It was a little unorthodox, but it satisfied the junior contingent.

I love her hands in this picture - it's like she is holding them back from grabbing the brushes and just splashing on the paint.
**Note - I wrote this post last week Friday, but due to sickness and other events I didn't get around to publishing it until today. That should explain any time discrepancies you might have noticed. Also, the mom with the kidney stone has mostly recovered. It was quite a week.


~ Tandis ~ said...

You forgot to mention that Grammie was also feeling under the weather but toughed it out just for the grandkids.

You're funny "kidney-stoned" cracked me up.

Jessica said...

Wow, one look at me in that picture and I can tell I was getting sick.